06 August 2007

Enterprise 2.0 in the blogosphere


I spent quite some time following up a lead I came across in the ActKM forum yesterday.

I received a call from Matthew Moore last week after responding to his post about Web2.0 implementations in the Australian Marketplace. It was a fantastic call and I appreciated talking to somebody in the industry that seemed to share my passion for a balance of philosophical depth and marketplace pragmatism.

He emailed me his details and included the blog addresses of two of his Sydney colleagues which I spent some time on last night.

Mathew Moore's blog (he works at ASIC in Sydney) is called Engineers without Fears.
James Dellow's blog ChiefTech is a great portal to the world of online collaboration and networking and connects to many great resources. He is obviously well connected and well read.
Finally, Ross Dawson is the CEO of consulting firm Advanced Human Technologies, in Sydney. Along with several books, he writes the blog Trends in the Living Networks

Another blog I came across last night was confused of calcutta penned by JP Rangaswami a self-professed "accidental technologist" living in the UK who is quite taken with the use of Facebook within the enterprise space.

All good reading, but the biggest thing that hit me was this quote:

Did you know that there are more folks practicing Hinduism in Vatican City than there are folks in the Enterprise Content Management community that blog? - by James McGovern

I have been thinking about writing a blog on Applied KM for some time but always thought that too many other people are doing it. Turns out that might not be true. In fact there are precious few actual professionals writing blogs in Australia. It is mainly journalists of some persuasion. Actually, thinking about it further, the real "hole" in the landscape seems to be podcasts about KM. And that is not just in Australia, but world wide.

So I am now considering how I can fit the writing of a blog, recording of a podcast (say, fortnightly) into my work/study/family/inline hockey schedule. Hmmmmm

Authors note: Turns out I did turn my study diary into a study blog but it took nine months before I felt ready to go public!

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